Monday morning everyone near the Bend woke up to a cloudy damp morning and light mist. Sunday it was freezing cold with a brisk wind which made it feel colder than it really was. When you see the weather conditions that are going on around other parts of the country, the weather here doesn’t seem so bad after all.
The electricity went off on the San Saba side of the Colorado river in Bend Monday morning about 6:00 a.m., and didn’t come back on until 8:00 a.m. It is amazing what a convenience like having electricity is. Living in the country nearly everything depends on it. Most folks will be out of water and heat if it goes off. Having a fireplace will tide some people over for heat and even cooking in case you have an electric stove, but for those that are totally electric and no fire place it can be a real problem, as the furnace will not come on without the electric. Everyone was thankful that it wasn’t as cold as Sunday. The Price family can attest to that as they ran out of propane sometime Saturday night and had to rely on electric heaters to keep warm. The propane was delivered early Monday. The electricity saved the day for them Sunday as the cook stove is propane, but a good old microwave oven made it possible to have a hot breakfast before going to church, and the Country Kitchen provided a hot lunch.
Jane Clark reported that Monday at the Bend Extension club meeting Doris Cates of San Saba showed the ladies who attended how to quilt on their sewing machine that was very interesting.
Tuesday Sue Broyles of Cherokee was at the Bend Methodist church teaching some of the ladies from around the Bend the art of Latch Hooking. This should give the ladies something to do this winter.
Bill and Jo Price was in Wink Thursday for the funeral of her aunt Lova Genee Morton. She was 88 years old. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family members.
The Bend community meeting went off as scheduled. Thanks to Phil B. McCoury the building was nice and warm as he had gone up early and lit the heaters. Thanks go out to the hostesses who made sure everyone had everything they needed to eat all the good stews, soups, chilies and non fattening desserts that everyone had brought. After a very short business meeting different groups played Five Crowns.
Some visitors were Vernon and Judy Brister of Cherokee, Emerson and Gladys Brister of Thrall, Lloyd Harvey of Lone Star and from Burnet was David and Autumn Edwards.
Patsy Henniger was one of the hostesses at the Bend community meeting Saturday night and reported that her knee surgery was getting better each passing day.
Happy birthday goes out to Stacey Hendrick who will celebrate a birthday January 27, to a special friend Fannie Crawford who will celebrate her birthday January 28, to Dickie Eckhoff who will celebrate a birthday January 29, to Vickie McDaniel whose birthday is January 30.
Congratulations go to Jerome and Shirley Meischen who will celebrate their anniversary January 26.